MINNESOTA – Two more Nobles County residents have died due to COVID-related illness, according to the Minnesota Department of Health. Nine more deaths across the state were reported Tuesday, including a person in their 70s from Nobles County and another in their 80s.
The two additional deaths in the county bring the total to 11 people who have died due to COVID-19. The state total is now at 1,721, with just under 1,300 of those deaths coming from long-term care centers or assisted living facilities.
Another 359 new cases were reported Tuesday, with one each in Cottonwood, Jackson, Murray and Nobles Counties. More than 66,000 people have been diagnosed with the coronavirus since the pandemic began. More than 59,500 people who were diagnosed no longer require isolation.
As of Tuesday, there were 304 hospitalized with the virus, with 154 of them in ICU.